Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut'

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea ‘Heidebraut’

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Heidebraut'
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Purple moor grass, Molinia caerulea, is a terrific British native ornamental grass, forming large clumps of erect leaves, from which tall spikes of purple flowers emerge in summer. Because it has a gentle, see-through look it’s ideal for growing at the front of a border, filtering views to the plants behind. In autumn the foliage becomes electric yellow.

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Molinia caerulea ‘Heidebraut’ is a compact cultivar with upright stems that hold up well when weighted by rain. New plants can take a while to get established, but once they do, they quickly bulk up. For best results, grow Molinia caerulea ‘Heidebraut’ in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

How to grow Molinia 'Heidebraut'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Molinia 'Heidebraut' and wildlife

Molinia 'Heidebraut' is known for attracting butterflies​/​moths. It is a caterpillar food plant.

Does not attract Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Molinia 'Heidebraut' poisonous?

Molinia 'Heidebraut' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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